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Flight Stories

Our senior veterans served in a variety of ways, and each has a unique story to tell. We've listed several here.

June 13, 2024 - Mission #133 - The roster includes veterans who

- were awarded the Purple Heart (3 veterans), Silver Star (1 veteran) and Bronze Star (4 veterans)

- was a Supply Aviation Storekeeper
- was a Combat Engineer
- was a Surgical Tech
- served with the Military Police, was an undercover German Customs Investigator
- served as a Translator and Voice Intercept Operator
- served with the Military Police, Traffic Control & Security
- was a Communication Tech, served on USS Orion (AB-13) 
- was a Radio Operator aboard USS Tarawa (LHA-1) and USS Stein (FF-1065)
- was a Computer Programmer
- was a Platoon Sergeant, Crew Chief, Flight Instructor
- served as Crew Chief, Minuteman missiles
- served on USS Fulton (AS-11)
- was a Damage Control Assistant on USS Page (DEG-5), USS Blandy (DD-943)
- was an Intelligence Operations Specialist and Command Post Controller
- served as a Fireman
- was a Weapons Yeoman, served aboard USS Corry (DD-819)
- served as S-2 Intelligence, Company Clerk
- served as a Chaplain's Assistant
- was a Transportation Officer, Squadron Commander

May 30, 2024 - Mission #132 - The roster included veterans who

- were awarded the Purple Heart (3 veterans) and Bronze Star (2 veterans)

- performed Radio Intercept Analysis
- was an Aircraft Pneudraulics Technician
- was a Medical Specialist
- was a Metalsmith on aircraft
- was a Boiler Tender on USS Dubuque (LPD-8)
- served as an Indirect Fire Crewman, trainer for Vietnam
- taught survival training at Ramstein
- served as an Air Traffic Controller
- was an Aviation Supply Clerk, Ground Nucleur Ordnance Technician
- served as Aircraft Air & Hydraulics Mechanic (A-4 and F-4)
- was a Weight Management & Procedures Officer
- served as Shipboard Aviation Firefighter, USS Tarawa (LHA-1)
- was Survey Crew Leader for preliminary survey of Route 1
- recorded and then translated MIG pilot conversations
- was a Rifleman during the TET Offensive
- provided health care for military working dogs a 12 Nike Missile sites
- was a Signalman on USS Inchon (LPH-12)
- was an Intel Analyst and Vietnamese Linguist
- was an Engineer, setting up forward base for Special Ops in Afghanistan
- served as a Plane Captain on USS Saratoga (CV-60)

May 9, 2024 - Mission #131 - The roster included veterans who

- were awarded the Purple Heart (1 veteran) and Bronze Star (3 veterans)

- was a Chaplain Assistant
- served on USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) and USS Shangri-La (CVA-38)
- were Combat Engineers, Ashau Valley (2 veterans)
- served on USS Sigourney (DD-643) and was in the movie "Away All Boats"
- launched and tracked weather balloons in Iceland
- was Crew Chief (Huey) during Tet Offensive in 1968
- was a Weapons Mechanic-bomb & ammo loader on B-57, weapons training crew on F-4D
- was an Illustrator, Army Security attached to 101st Airborne
- served with the Military Police and was a dog handler
- performed Periscope Repairs on USS Fulton (AS-11) sub tender
- was a Broadcast Journalism specialist
- was an Armor Recon specialist with 11th Armor Cav Regiment; served under George Patton III
- was a Drill Sergeant, performed Crypto Repair
- was a Gunnersmate, served as Boat Captain during Tet Offensive 1968
- served as a Jet Engine Mechanice in Iceland
- was a Dietician
- was a Parachute Rigger, served in Iceland
- was a Jet Engine Mechanic, crew chief for F-104 Starfighter & F-105

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